Date: March 14, 2013
Start time: not before 7 pm local time, 10 pm EDT, 2 am GMT, 3 am CET.
Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE
The first match of the evening session features No.2 Federer and Nadal in one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the sport. This is their 29th meeting in their epic rivalry, the first in a quarter-final and the earliest they’ve met since their first meeting in 2004 Miami (3rd Rd.). They last met here in the semifinals last year with Federer winning 63 64. Nadal leads their overall head-to-head, 18-10, including 8-7 in best-of-three matches (all of their other meetings have taken place at Grand Slams or best-of-five ATP Masters 1000 finals). Federer leads 6-5 in their hard court head-to-head (Nadal leads 12-2 on clay, Federer leads 2-1 on grass). Federer the oldest player left in the draw at 31, is playing in his 58th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final (45-12 mark) and Nadal is appearing in his 53rd (43-9 mark). Federer is 4-6 in his last 10 matches against Top 10 opponents, while Nadal is 10-0 – his last Top 10 loss was last year here to Federer.